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Heirloom Runner Bean

Painted Lady

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Heirloom Runner Bean

Painted Lady

(Phaseolus coccineus)
EXCLUSIVE - This hard to find heirloom runner bean is a true antique, dating back to the early 19th centur...
(Phaseolus coccineus)
EXCLUSIVE - This hard to find heirloom runner bean is a true antique, dating back to the early 19th century. The vines readily climb 8 to 10 feet up any vertical support, creating a flowering screen. Painted Lady’s edible blossoms are uniquely bicolored with coral and creamy pink petals, especially pretty against the deep green foliage. Let some bean pods mature and enjoy their mocha and chocolate colored bean seeds displayed handsomely in glass jars to cook with all year round.
Seed Count: 18-22 / Weight: 20 gms
$ 2.79

ANNUAL VINE

Summer/fall bloom with edible pods and seeds
Frost tender

 

EASIEST TO START DIRECTLY IN THE GARDEN

In late spring once weather is warm and settled and nights stay above 50°F (10°C), plant seeds in a sunny spot. Erect well-anchored supports at planting time to support the rapidly growing vines. Poke seeds in 1 inch deep and firm soil over them. If training bean vines up poles, plant 4 or 5 beans several inches from each pole, or plant seeds 3 to 4 inches apart along a fence or trellis. Keep soil evenly moist while awaiting germination in 7 to 10 days.


THIN OR TRANSPLANT

Beans don’t transplant well, so we advise sowing seeds where they are to grow. Thin seedlings to 6 - 8 inches apart.


GROWING NOTES

Always wait until weather is warm before planting seeds so beans will germinate and grow well. Keep bean vines well watered. In very hot climates, beans will flower but not set pods until weather moderates in fall. Both the crispy bean flavored blossoms and the flat green pods are deliciously edible; let some of the pretty beans mature in their pods to use for tasty dry bean recipes.

Plant In

Sun/Shade

Planting Depth

Space Seeds

Days To Germinate

Mature Height

April – June
Full sun
1 inch
3 – 4 inches
7 – 10 days
8 – 10 feet

Plant In

Sun/Shade

Planting Depth

Space Seeds

Days To Germinate

Mature Height

April – June
Full sun
1 inch
3 – 4 inches
7 – 10 days
8 – 10 feet

Plant In

April – June

Sun/Shade

Full sun

Planting Depth

1 inch

Space Seeds

3 – 4 inches

Days To Germinate

7 – 10 days

Mature Height

8 – 10 feet

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